Thursday, May 1, 2008


This is it. The month we here are Shrinking Violets have dedicated to celebrating the eXtraOrdinaRy independent booksellers who bring so much energy and enthusiasm to the world of reading and literature!

Starting last year, we decided that these members of the bookselling community deserved an entire month of recognition.

Won’t you join us? Take a few moments this month and pay a visit to your local independent bookseller. Hey, we’re all getting a tax rebate check at the beginning of the month. Why not commit to spending a few dollars of it on a great book? Purchased, of course, at an INDEPENDENT bookstore!

While you’re there (and if you’re feeling a tad extroverted) let them know how much you appreciate their dedication to books and reading.

Please feel free to share in the comments any great ideas you’ve come up with to honor these committed individuals.

Also in keeping with the tradition we began last year, we want you to begin giving us your nominees for the National Independent Bookseller of the Year Award.

And remember to spread the word! The more people blogging about this or sharing it with their writing groups and friends, the bigger it becomes!


Brad Carter said...

Ummmmmmmmmmm, LEGOS ROCK, MAN!

Mary Hershey said...

I'm dancing, leaping throwing confetti, banging my drum! (As only a diehard introvert can!) I LOVE INDIES!

I've been waititng and waiting and waiting for this month to come. Woooo-hooooo!

Party time all month long!

Just wait to see what we have in store!
Mary Hershey